Sample collection guide
You can collect the swabs at home. Please read this sheet before collection.
- Take out the thinner swab, avoid touching the cotton part.
- Position head slightly back.
- Gently insert the swab into the nostril about 2-3 inches/ 5-7cm deep.
- Gently rotate the swab for 10-15 seconds then gently remove swab.
Please use the same swab to collect samples from both nostrils.
- Insert the swab into the tube until the breakpoint is level with the tube opening, then break the swab against the tube.
- Discard the broken part.
Twist close the tube cap and put the sample collection tube inside two layers of zip bags.
(1) the 2-layer zip bag containing the tube,
(2) signed consent form, and
(3) completed questionnaire, inside the large zip bag.
Bring the delivery service sticker label to SF Express within 7 days after collection to return the bag to us (Room 204, Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin).
A HKD50 supermarket voucher would be offered.